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Uesugi Jinja Shrine, Yonezawa

(3.6/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
Feed koi carp from the traditional Japanese bridge at Uesugi Jinja Shrine, dedicated to the war god Uesugi Kenshin, one of the most popular warriors of the "warring states" period. Sometimes referred to as "Samurai Village," you can view a treasure trove of artifacts and mementos including armors, swords, paintings, and Buddhist calligraphy works. The surrounding grounds provide a great place for a picturesque and peaceful stroll, with grand trees delivering profuse blossoms in April, and changing spectacularly in October, providing excellent photo opportunities. Using our online itinerary creator, Yonezawa attractions like Uesugi Jinja Shrine can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Yonezawa visits the shrine. Pine point Park. Because it was a time of snow underfoot is not good. It was heard that famous as a tourist attraction, the small shrine. Located near the tourist office, the toilet is also located here. Around the Museum and traders.
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  • Yonezawa Castle, is dedicated to the Japanese warlord Uesugi Kenshin. At the entrance of the shrine, and the "ABI" Kenshin "Dragon" and painted banner was hung. Visited during the snowfall in mid-January, but quiet and spacious, beautiful scenery.
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  • This was a very good shrine. Better tone, and entering the air is clear and I felt immediately. From Yonezawa station down at the Uesugi shrine before using a clockwise circular bus will take you.
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